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Departments of Commerce, Agriculture Invite Consumers to ‘Taste our Place’

New program launches to promote and source local food and drink

HELENA, Mont. – The Departments of Commerce and Agriculture today launched a new category of the popular Made in Montana program designed to support small businesses and ag producers.

Monday, September 17, 2018
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Belgrade Business Wins 2018 Retailer of the Year at the Made in Montana Tradeshow

Longtime Belgrade business Chalet Market of Montana and its owners Mark and Gwen Croghan have been honored by their Made in Montana peers as the 2018 Retailer of the Year.

Friday, March 23, 2018

20th Annual Made in Montana Tradeshow to Feature 154 Small Businesses

Public showcase day begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24

Vendors and wholesale buyers connect during the Made in Montana Tradeshow.

More than 650 small business owners and wholesale buyers will gather in Helena Friday and Saturday for the 20th annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Made in Montana Program Encourages Last-Minute Shoppers to Buy Local

HELENA, Mont. – With little time remaining to buy for the holidays, the Made in Montana program at the Department of Commerce is available to help shoppers find the perfect gifts for their friends and family by connecting them with authentic Montana-made products.

Monday, December 18, 2017
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Made in Montana Business Featured in Philadelphia Public Art Exhibit

Coaster Pedicabs on Display by Internationally Acclaimed Artist Cai Guo-Qiang

HELENA, Mont. – A unique Made in Montana manufacturing company is making its mark in the expanding community of Bonner, not only in business but also in the arts.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
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Made in Montana Program Brings Small Businesses to Billings Market

Event Connects Producers with Regional, National Wholesale Buyers

HELENA, Mont. – The Made in Montana program at the Department of Commerce is bringing five of its member businesses this weekend to the Billings Market, where they will sell their products to wholesale buyers from across the region and the country.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Made in Montana Business Leverages Tourism to Grow

Jelt Expands Distribution into Yellowstone National Park

HELENA, Mont. – An innovative small business in Bozeman is expanding its market by distributing inside Yellowstone National Park, where more than 5.5 million visitors could be potential customers.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Honoring the Backbone of Montana’s Economy

Small Business Week is April 30-May 6

Photo of Pam Haxby-Cote courtesy of the Montana Standard.

As a business owner myself, I know firsthand Montana is a great place for entrepreneurs. Like many small businesses, our restaurant in Butte is family owned and operated. When my husband was laid up after surgery, my daughter stepped in to keep the place running. We pride ourselves on not only running a business, but building a community, too. I know we’re not alone in this, as business owners in every corner of the state play big role in building our communities.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Ennis Company Wins 2017 Retailer of the Year at the Made in Montana Tradeshow

Ennis business owner Tammy Haas of My Home in Montana has been awarded Retailer of the Year at the 2017 Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food & Gifts reception.

Monday, March 13, 2017

46 New Producers, Native American Pavilion Featured at 19th Annual Made in Montana Tradeshow

2016 Made in Montana Tradeshow

More than 145 craftspeople, food producers, artists, and entrepreneurs will kick off small business week at the Montana Department of Commerce during the 19th annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
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